Yulia Strekalova

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Research Assistant Professor and Director of Grants Development Yulia Stekalova’s article Electronic Health Record Use Among Cancer Patients: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey was published in Sage Journals Health Informatics Journal on April 23. In the article, Strekalova shares…

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Posted: April 27, 2017

Research & Insights

What Makes a Better Facebook Post

Health organizations are increasingly turning to social media to distribute information and engage with their target audiences. But getting people involved is more complicated than simply posting to Facebook. New research out of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications by Yulia Strekalova, research assistant professor and director…

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Posted: April 21, 2017

Yulia Stekalova, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications research assistant professor and director of Grants Development, has received a $15,000 UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Translational Pilot Program Phase 1 award. Strekalova received funding for the project “Stakeholder Engagement and Patient Centered Communication in Leukemia Genetic Research,”…

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Posted: April 11, 2017

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The Language of Empathy

Showing empathy is critical for medical practitioners who often have to discuss sensitive medical information with patients. Patients are more willing to share details when they feel like their provider cares about them. This leads to better overall health outcomes. In a recent study, University of Florida College of Journalism…

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Posted: March 28, 2017

Yulia Strekalova is CJC’s Director of Grants Development and a recent CJC Ph.D. graduate. And now she can add assistant research professor to her resume. Strekalova was drawn to academia because of her curiosity of how people make sense of health information. Her interest in how people understand health information started with…

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Posted: January 6, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Associate Professor Janice Krieger, director of the Stem Translational Communication Center (STCC), was guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. The special issue highlights “the ways in which science communication, and in particular translational…

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Posted: January 5, 2017

Four University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty have received a combined $16,000 in seed funding for new or extended research.  Dean Diane McFarlin awards seed funding annually to support research initiatives. Following are the winners and a summary of their research proposals. Dr. Huan Chen, assistant professor,…

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Posted: October 26, 2016

Janice Krieger, UF College of Journalism and Communications STEM Translational Communication Center Director, and Yulia Strekalova, UF CJC Director of Grants Development, collaborated with two ShadowHealth researchers to publish an online article in Wolters Kluwer Health Nurse Educator. The Aug. 3 article, “Empathic Communication in Virtual Education for Nursing Students:…

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Posted: August 12, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Director of Grant Development and PhD candidate Yulia Strekalova’s research paper “Language of Uncertainty: the Expression of Decisional Conflict Related to Skin Cancer Prevention Recommendations” was accepted by the Journal of Cancer Education.   Strekalova co-authored the paper with graduate student Vaughan James.…

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Posted: January 22, 2016

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Director of Grant Development and Ph.D. Student Yulia Strekalova’s article on Finding Motivation: Online Information Seeking Following Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis has been published online in Qualitative Health Research. Abstract Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that has no manifestations…

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Posted: November 30, 2015

Recently-published research by Yulia Strekalova, director of grants development and Ph.D. student, suggesting that social media postings through established public health sources engage a sizable portion of the general public is featured in this Healio: Infectious Disease News article published on November 10, 2015, “Social media activity engages general public in…

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Posted: November 12, 2015

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ Yulia Strekalova, director of grants development and Ph.D. student, and Janice Krieger, director of the STEM Translational Communication Research program, published an article in the Journal of Cancer Education titled “A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words: Public Engagement with…

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Posted: September 17, 2015